derk- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root derk-: dracontiasis, dragon, tarragon.

derk-

To see.

Oldest form *derk̑-, becoming *derk- in centum languages. Suffixed zero-grade form *dr̥k-on(t)-. dragon, dragoon, drake2, tarragon; rankle from Greek drakō, serpent, dragon (< "monster with the evil eye").

[Pokorny derk̑- 213.]



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